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Taking It to the Next Level: Campus-Community Partnerships

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Engagement between campus and the local community is a strong priority for many institutions, often focused in service learning and volunteerism. But siloed approaches to service learning and volunteerism do ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Blending Sustainability & Community Engagement in STEM: Models from 4 Diverse Universities

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Stony Brook University (NY)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)
  • Villanova University (PA)

From diverse institutional perspectives, this interactive session explores community engagement through course-based sustainability projects done in collaboration with community partners. We will outline important opportunities and challenges of this work ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Think Outside: Educating about Conservation and Race in the Great Outdoors

  • Messiah College (PA)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA)

We need multi-lateral participation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN; however, the narrative of environmental protection, and the subsequent sustainability movement, is dominated by a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Teaching Sustainability Through Non-Traditional Learning Methods

  • Colorado State University (CO)

To address complex global challenges, such as 'climate change, poverty, violent conflicts, and overuse of natural resources' (Brundiers & Wiek, 2011, p. 108) a growing number of institutions of higher ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Building on the NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Model to Incorporate the UN SDGs in Higher Education

  • Bucknell University (PA)

As sustainability becomes a more and more popular addition in the higher education system, attempts to incorporate it into existing curricula and campus life diversify and too often lose their ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Service and Community Engaged Learning for Social and Environmental Justice

  • Champlain College (VT)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)
  • Villanova University (PA)

Service-Learning / Community Engaged Learning is a common practice in higher education and is increasingly found being paired with sustainability. This networking session will allow practitioners to share best practices, learn ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Bridging the gap: Community Engagement Programs, Sustainability, and the SDGs

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

During this session participants will gain an understanding of how alternative breaks can support and collaborate with sustainability initiatives towards the SDGs. How do sustainability and community engagement offices engage ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Walking the Talk: Applying Fair Trade Learning Principles to Alternative Breaks

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Alternative Breaks at Oregon State University: We integrate sustainability education and leadership via fair trade learning into our community-engaged learning/service-learning program.

Break away from apathy. Break away from the ...


Project Juarez

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

When our phones are no longer aesthetically pleasing, we tend to either disregard or throw away our phones. The question is why? Essentially, we are throwing away a small computer ...


Composting for a Greener Campus: the Texas State University Bobcat Blend program

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

Bobcat Blend is a faculty managed, student-run and grant-supported research and teaching-oriented waste management campus composting program at Texas State University. The goals of the organization are to teach students ...


The efficacy of real-world experiences and service learning for fostering competences for sustainable development in higher education

  • University of Leuven

One of the main challenges for teachers of higher education is to design learning activities that will allow students to effectively acquire sustainability competences. Education therefore needs to be re-oriented ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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Students' Understanding of Sustainability and Climate Change across Linked Service-Learning Courses

  • University of Vermont (VT)

College and university faculty are increasingly being called upon to teach about sustainability. Many of these faculty members are incorporating content related to climate change because climate change is arguably ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Engaging Across Boundaries: The Power of Civic Engagement in Sustainability

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Campus Compact (MA)

Speakers will offer an introduction to the broader concept of civic engagement and will share experiences, best practices, models and frameworks:

  • in setting up a a multiple semester student engagement ...

  • Posted March 27, 2018
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Case Study: Using a Service-Learning Course to Reinforce the Three Pillars of Sustainability

  • University of Mississippi (MS)

Service-learning courses at the university level provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about sustainability. The senior and graduate level elective course Service-Learning for Water Treatment at the University ...

  • Posted March 9, 2018
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Gardening As Engagement: Utilizing Local Alternative Break Trips to foster student growth in food systems and urban gardening

  • University of Central Oklahoma (OK)

Alternative Break programs have long been considered an effective transformative and experiential learning opportunity for students. One challenge of these trips, however, is the lack of application when students return ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Developing Curriculum Around the Triple Bottom Line

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This presentation is to assist faculty in developing, or revising curriculum to fit within the framework of the Triple Bottom Line in regards to addressing topics of sustainability in their ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Engaging Students in Sustainability through High-Impact Teaching Practices: Two Case Studies

  • Saint Joseph's College - ME (ME)
  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke (NC)

This session (1) describes activities at diverse institutions to involve and instruct students in sustainability and (2) engages audience members in sharing experiences, identifying barriers to success, brainstorming solutions, and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Engaging Tech-Savvy Students in Curricular and Co-Curricular Sustainability Programs for Social and Environmental Change

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • HTS Enterprise, LLC (GA)

Sustainability education can meaningfully build and enhance relationships with diverse stakeholders while engaging students in learning that promotes social and environmental change. Leaders from Georgia Tech will share their experiences ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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An Introduction to Sustainability Service-Learning Course for the Creation of Sustainable Citizens to Engage Wicked Problems

The current era of American discourse and dialogue is increasingly characterized as becoming less civilized. This lack of civility, whether real or perceived, negatively impacts our ability as a society ...


Revisiting Service Learning Through Food Equity, One Outcome from the Chemeketa - Marion Polk Food Share Youth Partnership

  • Chemeketa Community College (OR)

Chemeketa Student Retention and College Life (SRCL) periodically offers free leadership courses to students. Chemeketa’s dreams of a student farm for the Agricultural Sciences program are still a few ...


Linking Sustainability with Study Abroad

  • Delta College (MI)

This project describes the planning, development, and implementation of integrating sustainability into study abroad in existing travel and through establishing new destinations. It also constructs a model that includes a ...


Community-level environmental projects as learning tools for planners: a case study of graduate planning students

Despite the potential environmental impact of urban planning, there is little research on Environmental Education (EE) in the context of urban planning curricula. This study follows graduate planning students’ learning ...


SUNY Cortland The Big Event - Alpha Phi Omega

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

The State University of New York at Cortland hosts "The Big Event" where over 500 students and staff volunteer in the community picking up trash, sprucing up yards, and making ...


Immerse in Your Watershed: Problem-Based, Service Learning for Undergraduate Sustainability Education

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

This case study describes a problem-based and service learning module in which undergraduate students participated in a community-based project. Students joined a group consisting of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public ...

  • Posted Feb. 20, 2017
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Educating the Aware, Informed and Action-Oriented Sustainable Citizen

  • University of Iowa (IA)

The Introduction to Sustainability course at the University of Iowa seeks to educate the aware, informed and action-oriented sustainable citizen. A phenomenographic analysis and retrospective pretest were utilized to determine ...


Transdisciplinary learning and teaching as answers to urban sustainability challenges

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This paper aims to explain the relevance of science-society interfaces and their potential for higher education institutions to engage stakeholders in supporting sustainable change in cities, via the transdisciplinary ...

  • Posted Jan. 18, 2017
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Universities and Climate Change Mitigation: Advancing Grassroots Climate Policy in the US

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • ICF International (VA)

While US climate change mitigation policy has stalled at the national level, local and regional actors are increasingly taking progressive steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Universities are poised ...


Two Sides of the Same Coin: An Integrative Education Model for Sustainability and Global Citizenship

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)

Two Sides of the Same Coin' is a case study of curricular and co-curricular education programs at North Lake College in Irving, Texas, part of the Dallas County Community College ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Creating effective service-learning projects for the sustainability curriculum

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Service-learning (SL) cultivates academic development, personal growth and civic engagement among students; enables them to contribute to community and recognize their ability to act as agents of social change. I ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Using Service-Learning to Integrate Sustainability into the Business Curriculum

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This proposal describes a service-learning project used in a graduate business course to integrate sustainability into the curriculum. Benefits included the ability of students to bring best practices to management ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Growing the Campus Landscape and Student Botanists Through Community Partnerships

  • Furman University (SC)

This poster will tell the multi-faceted story of how Furman University has leveraged longstanding partnerships with two local horticultural organizations to benefit both student learning and the award-winning campus landscape ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Using Case-based Instruction and Service-Learning to Teach Triple Bottom Line Thinking

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The use of case-based instruction enhances students' content knowledge, affects their motivation to learn, and helps develop verbal communication skills (Ozdelik, 2014). William Perry's (1981, 1999) work on cognitive ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Reflections from Within: Investigating the Value of Service-Learning and Community-Based Research for Undergraduate Students

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

This poster will provide a student perspective on the value of participating in service-learning experiences during one's undergraduate education. Reflecting on her recent experience in a sustainable community development ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Rethinking Service Immersion: Engaging Students for Systemic Change on Campus and in the Community

  • Gonzaga University (WA)

An experiential service-learning program inspired three students at Gonzaga University to make measurable change on their campus. After a week of sustainability volunteerism, students returned to school with ideas for ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Root Program at Williams College

  • Williams College (MA)

Williams College Root leaders emulate the Mighty Food Farm flexing tomato logo after an afternoon of volunteering on the Southern Vermont farm.

The non profit organization Manos Unidas led Williams ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Elon Students at Environmental Center at Loy Farm

  • Elon University (NC)

Foreign Languages and Sustainability: Addressing the Connections, Communities, and Comparisons Standards in Higher Education

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Queen's University (ON)

This article describes an interdisciplinary collaboration that combined the study of German language with instruction in environmental issues (sustainable development). The project, involving both an independent study and a classroom ...

  • Posted July 13, 2016
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Integrated educational food garden and composting

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Striving towards zero waste and with a close-the-loop philosophy, CSUN students are diverting over 35,000 pounds of pre-consumer waste/year and turning it back into food via an on ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Composting for a Greener Campus: the Texas State University Bobcat Blend program

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

Bobcat Blend is a faculty managed, student-run and grant-supported research and teaching-oriented waste management campus composting program at Texas State University. The goals of the organization are to teach students ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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UTRGV Campus Tree Care Report: Proposal for sustaining a healthy and vibrant campus community forest

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

The benefits the forest will provide are myriad. Large trees give us a sense of place and belonging by ensuring landmarks for the future, and add aesthetic beauty to the ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Project Sin Fronteras

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

Project Sin Fronteras is a project without borders, crossing institutional boundaries, and transforming sustainability concepts and practices into enriched curriculum and research. It provides a two-pronged approach to education for ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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One-Class-One-Project: Using service learning to engage students in sustainability

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

The University Colloquium is the sustainability capstone to the Florida Gulf Coast University experiences that utilizes service learning as a tool to engage students in experiential learning within the community ...


Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement describes the contradictions, unrealized potential, and unrecognized urgency of the causes as well as the risks and rewards of ...


Advancing Civic Learning and Engagement in Democracy: A Road Map and Call to Action

Education in America must prepare all students for informed participation in civic and democratic life—so that all Americans are ready to tackle the challenges confronting communities and the nation ...


Austin College GreenServe 2016

  • Austin College (TX)

This year Austin College celebrates another successful GreenServe - a student organized and campus wide event that reaches to support and encourage environmental responsibility as well as sustainability. Volunteers contributed roughly ...


Indiana University Celebrates Earth Day

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Indiana University celebrated Earth Day 2016 by engaging students in creating a rain garden. The installation of a rain garden outside the IU Student Recreational Sports Center began April 15 ...

  • Posted April 27, 2016
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Undergraduate Community Engagement in the Service of Sustainability: Connecting the ACTC Consortium with the City of St. Paul

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

In this session we will describe our experience leveraging the strengths of multiple institutions and engaging undergraduate students in project-based learning to improve the environmental sustainability of our city. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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835 People - 1 Day - 1 Community - A Service Learning Story

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)

All faculty, staff and administrators at Moraine Valley Community College stood behind the 'community' in the college's name to set an example in the MVUnity day by joining forces ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Stewardship Science: Connecting undergraduate-led sustainability research with community service

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Growing environmental challenges make sustainability science training a pressing educational goal. Given the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems, strategies are needed to recruit students with diverse skills to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Public/Private Partnerships Utilizing Service and Experiential Learning to Facilitate Student Engagement

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

There are a number of local municipalities in the Metropolitan Atlanta area that are in need of developmental plans to transition their communities into sustainable, self-sufficient enterprises. The most obvious ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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